The contest for Texas Senate District 5 pits a Bryan/College Station Republican against a Georgetown Democrat.
Incumbent Steve Ogden graduated from the Naval Academy before moving on to earn his Masters at Texas A&M University. Ogden was first elected to the Texas legislature in 1990 as a state representative. In 1997, he was elected to the Senate, a position he's held since then.
"The greatest privilege of my life has been bestowed upon me by the voters of the fifth senatorial district and them allowing for me to represent me in the texas senate since 1997," said Ogden. "I worked hard and I try to do the right thing everyday, and it would be a great honor if they would see fit to send me back for one more term."
The Democratic nominee is Stephen Wyman. The Indiana University graduate previously worked in telecommunications for the Texas Department of Transportation. He currently lives in Georgetown where he works as a substitute teacher.
"Senator Ogden has been there for a long time, and he's had a Republican legislature and a Republican government and still we have problems funding education," said Wyman. "That suggests to me that the current legislature is ill equipped or unprepared to deal with the problem, and I intend to rectify that."
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